Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 23, 2014 by Allahpundit

This weekend, Sen. Rand Paul will headline a “conservatarian” conference in San Francisco. So, just what is a conservatarian? Hard to say…

[David] Boaz—the leader of the premiere libertarian think tank in the country—had never heard of the term “conservatarian,” and threw some cold water on the idea that this type of libertarianism is a novel idea for Californians.

Which brings us back to the original question—is “conservatarianism” a new, tech-minded branch of libertarianism, or is it the same old philosophy with a shiny new buzzword?

***

Potential GOP presidential contender Rand Paul said Wednesday that no one should question Israel’s actions in a time of war.

“I wouldn’t question what they need to do to defend themselves,” the Kentucky Republican told conservative radio host Glenn Beck on “The Blaze.” “These are difficult decisions people make in war when someone attacks you. It’s not our job to second guess.”…

“The first thing I do is say absolutely no money goes to Hamas, no foreign aid gets in the hands of Hamas,” Paul responded. He added that he’d make sure Israel’s defense was well-supplied and funded — and even proposed an Iron Dome equivalent for the United States.

***

Paul has donned a yarmulke and danced to Hebrew songs. He has prayed at the Western Wall and visited a prominent New Jersey yeshiva (a religious school where a major GOP contributor served as his tour guide). He’s dialed into one of the country’s most popular Jewish radio programs and held off-the-record conference calls with Jewish leaders across more than 30 states. He has introduced pro-Israel legislation (title: the “Stand With Israel Act”), speechified about it in the Senate, and, relentlessly, sought a private audience with the wealthiest and most influential Jewish Republicans in the nation…

The charm offensive has two goals at its core. The first is to try to establish Paul in the foreign policy mainstream of Republicanism, particularly on the signal issue of Israel, which is of key importance to both Jewish voters and evangelical Christians. The second is to win over, or at the least neutralize, the moneyed class of hawkish Israel defenders—free-spending billionaires Sheldon Adelson and Paul Singer chief among them—who Paul’s advisers know represent among the most significant impediments to his becoming the party’s next standard-bearer…

“I’m not buying it,” said Elliott Abrams, who served as a top national security adviser to President George W. Bush and is now a senior fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations. Paul and Abrams had a private sit-down on Capitol Hill last fall. “You can’t be an isolationist and credibly pro-Israel. The idea that you’re isolationist for every other country and every other issue in the world except Israel just is not persuasive.” (Paul, for his part, vigorously rejects the “isolationist” label.)…

As former Sen. Norm Coleman, an RJC board member and influential Jewish political figure who has been courted by Paul, said, “He’s doing a very good job clearing up the perception that he’s not his dad.”

***

Perhaps more interesting than this hawks-versus-libertarians dispute, which is an old argument, is who Paul’s antagonists have been. Both Perry and Cruz are politicians who’ve long been associated with the Tea Party, as Paul has. Perry, in his ill-fated 2012 campaign, warned of “military adventurism,” called for withdrawal from Afghanistan, and advocated cutting off aid to Pakistan. Cruz was lumped in with Paul in the category McCain derided as “wacko birds” after Paul’s 2013 drone filibuster. Yet both Perry and Cruz are anxious to differentiate themselves from Paul by turning him into a peacenik caricature. (As Dave Weigel points out, there is personal animosity behind the Perry-Paul spat.) Paul and his allies, for their part, tend to see a neoconservative conspiracy in the way he’s so often used as a punching bag. In an interview last year, Paul described his antagonists to me as “the perpetual war caucus,” and added, “I think much of their chagrin is they see that we’re winning. They’re on the losing side of history.”

Rand Paul is performing an admirable service for the Republican Party: forcing it to have an uncomfortable family conversation—airing an internal dispute that otherwise might get papered over. A confident and opportunistic politician, Paul is eager to take on his critics; by doing so, he believes he can rid the GOP of the stain of Bush’s policies and expand its appeal among voters alienated by Iraq.

***

[I]t’s fallen to Rand Paul to revive his party’s standing with black Americans. After the splashy performances that sealed his reputation (a filibuster here, a standing ovation at Berkeley there), Paul has settled into something of a grind as the rest of the GOP’s presumptive presidential contenders take turns trying to cement themselves as the party’s antithesis to all things Paul…

Rand Paul seems to understand what all of America’s would-be Anti-Rands do not: The GOP cannot content itself with picking up “spare” minority votes here and there, mostly from Latinos, and celebrating the relative handful of black figures who stubbornly insist on being Republican.

As a Floridian Anti-Rand like Marco Rubio can attest, the Republican Party doesn’t really have a generic race problem. Lots of minority voters are simply for what the Democratic Party offers, not against the GOP because it strikes them as racist. Black Americans, however, have a different, distinct experience with the GOP. One minute, they were the party of Lincoln and Eisenhower. The next, they were the party opposed to the Civil Rights Act. No amount of theorizing or intellectualization can get around the impact of that change…

If the GOP’s contending candidates won’t at least accommodate his politics of race, the Anti-Rand who rises to the top faces the discouraging prospect of appearing to oppose them. In that case, defeating Paul will come at the cost of losing to the ghost of Goldwater.

***

In a brief speech before a panel moderated by Nicole Austin-Hillery of the liberal Brennan Center for Justice, the Kentucky senator and libertarian icon called the criminal justice system the “largest impediment to voting and employment in this country.” The U.S legal system, he said, has trapped many nonviolent felons in a place where they “can’t vote and can’t work.”…

Traditionally, the politics of enfranchising felons has fallen along partisan lines. Democrats want to expand the electorate, and Republicans want to restrict it. But Paul’s advocacy for allowing felons to vote seems to be based mostly on conscience. After all, there can’t be much political gain in appealing to a class of citizens who aren’t yet able to vote…

Instead, the voting rights advocacy puts Paul in a unique position moving forward. Increasingly, the Kentucky Republican seems to be pushing a libertarian brand of compassionate conservatism—without the big-government trappings of the Bush era. His emphasis on issues such as felon voting and the plight of Christians in the Middle East is designed to resonate with evangelicals without alienating moderates. It’s not entirely clear what the ideology of a Rand Paul Republican would look like in 2016, but as Tuesday’s event shows, it certainly won’t look quite like the platform of any other politician.

***

Early polls of the 2016 contest have shown Paul leading about half the time in New Hampshire and generally running toward the front of the pack in Iowa as well. Christie and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) both led these two states early on but have since seen their support fall off (thanks toe Christie’s bridge scandal and Rubio’s dabbling with comprehensive immigration reform), and nobody else is as consistently toward the top in both states.

It’s very rare that a presidential candidate excels in both of the two early states, given Iowa is dominated by evangelical Christians and New Hampshire has a more moderate bent. And it’s generally assumed that any candidate who wins both of would likely end the race right then and there — as was (essentially) the case on the Democratic side in 2004 with John Kerry.

Paul’s unusual profile appears to have appeal to these disparate constituencies. He has spent considerable time appealing to the kind of Christians you’d see in Iowa, but his libertarian streak fits nicely with New Hampshire as well. He talks to both tea party crowds and to non-traditional Republican groups, including historically black colleges…

Paul isn’t the only one who could seems capable of pulling off an unprecedented two-state sweep, but for now, he seems to have the best chance.

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Via Reason TV.


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https://twitter.com/AFP

Agence France-Presse @AFP · 23m

#BREAKING: Air Algerie says loses contact with plane after Ouagadougou takeoff

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:23 AM

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/air-algerie-loses-contact-with-flight-july-24-2014/

https://twitter.com/ReutersAero

Air Algerie ‘loses contact’ with flight, July 24, 2014
5m
State news: Air Algerie loses contact with flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers 50 minutes after take-off – @ReutersAero, @AFP
Read more on breakingnews.com

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:25 AM

have a wonderful day COL…be safe… (hope your Dr visit goes well)
and cano …already at the grist stone…working…
a treasure you are.. demand a raise..!!..
I will leave you with the sounds of the world famous
St Henry High School Marching Band…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54TAesBSpys

cheers..

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:30 AM

have a wonderful day COL…be safe… (hope your Dr visit goes well)
and cano …already at the grist stone…working…
a treasure you are.. demand a raise..!!..
I will leave you with the sounds of the world famous
St Henry High School Marching Band…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54TAesBSpys

cheers..

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:30 AM

g2m:Thanks ,..and you too have a super good day:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:33 AM

cano…

50 minutes north of Burkina Faso.. hmm…
50 minutes should have it over the border with Mali..

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ouagadougou,+Burkina+Faso/@12.3434917,-1.5013396,11z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xe2e95ecceaa44cd:0x799f67799c743b8b?hl=en

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Botched Execution in Arizona:

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-lethal-injection-drug-shortage/

Arizona, US
10h
More: Arizona inmate Joseph Wood’s execution began at 1:52 pm local time, ended 3:49 pm, attorney general says – statement
End of alert
============

Arizona, US
10h
Arizona attorney general says death row inmate Joseph Wood is dead, nearly 2 hours after execution started – @AP
End of alert

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:36 AM

cano…

50 minutes north of Burkina Faso.. hmm…
50 minutes should have it over the border with Mali..

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ouagadougou,+Burkina+Faso/@12.3434917,-1.5013396,11z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0xe2e95ecceaa44cd:0x799f67799c743b8b?hl=en

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:35 AM

g2m: Now thats interesting,…..gonna give it to ED:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:37 AM

I don’t see any planes within hundreds of miles from there..

http://www.flightradar24.com/#14.36,-5.63/5?&_suid=140619473673508982846371758639

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is ordering a review of the state’s execution process after a condemned inmate gasped and snorted …

Jan Brewer Press Release:

Press Releases

7/23/2014 Statement from Governor Brewer: Execution of Joseph Wood

http://azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/PR_072314_WoodExecution.pdf

http://www.azgovernor.gov/Newsroom/Gov_PR.asp

http://azgovernor.gov/

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:40 AM

I don’t see any planes within hundreds of miles from there..

http://www.flightradar24.com/#14.36,-5.63/5?&_suid=140619473673508982846371758639

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:40 AM

g2m: Just those two near Dakar.

I take it then,…not on the radar!!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 AM

they are still giving the Ukraine a wide birth today..
look how the planes circle the place…

http://www.flightradar24.com/#48.89,34.02/5?&_suid=1406194923560031761297086706397

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 AM

G2M: I got my answer:)

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 1m

BREAKING: Algeria news agency: passenger plane disappears from radar on flight from Burkina Faso.

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:45 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 AM

they just reported a short blerb on fox about the plane…
laffs…you scooped em by at least 20 minutes…!!!
your the tops..

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:46 AM

they are still giving the Ukraine a wide birth today..
look how the planes circle the place…

http://www.flightradar24.com/#48.89,34.02/5?&_suid=1406194923560031761297086706397

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 AM

g2m: Wow, one big circle:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Air Algerie ‘loses contact’ with flight, July 24, 2014
3m
Editor’s note: Reuters is reporting, sourcing Spain’s Swiftair airline, that 110 passengers and 6 crew members were on board the Air Algerie flight that disappeared from radar. – Aaron

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Where do you find your information Canop? Do you have your own ticker?

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM

just popping on AP too..

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20140724/eu-algeria-plane-missing-070e91e1fa.html

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM

Results for #AH5017

https://twitter.com/hashtag/AH5017?src=hash

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:54 AM

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM

impeccably well trained division of rabid news gathering beavers…
with sharp news gnashing teeth.. and huge ears…
would be my guess..

night u 2… have fun

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:57 AM

AirLiner in question: DC-9:

https://twitter.com/AFP

Agence France-Presse @AFP · 39s

#UPDATE: Air Algerie loses contact with a passenger aircraft nearly an hour after take-off from Burkina Faso http://u.afp.com/ekY

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:57 AM

night u 2… have fun

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:57 AM

g2m:And too you as well:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

exit question… how many countries did Putin sell missiles too??

this is only going to get worse…
as more people/countries can buy and build them…

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Air Algerie ‘loses contact’ with flight, July 24, 2014
1m
Update: Air Algerie initiates emergency plan in search for flight AH5017, which flies route to Algiers 4 times a week – @AFP
Read more on yahoo.com

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24543097/air-algerie-loses-contact-with-plane-over-west-africa/

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:01 AM

This weekend, Sen. Rand Paul will headline a “conservatarian” conference in San Francisco. So, just what is a conservatarian? Hard to say…

Exactly. More specifically, what is Rand Paul. Dunno. He’s already all over the place and has his Dad for roots.

He seem less Conservative all the time without sounding more libertarian.

I also think any shot we have at garnering votes from Jewish Americans goes out the window with Paul. I wouldn’t count on him being a strong ally of Israel.

Who’s the next guy we’re seriously considering?

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 6:01 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Where do you find your information Canop? Do you have your own ticker?

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM

COL: I will give you some sources.

The twitter News sources,..tweet there stories as they
are put to print, and so, they are hot off the press:

From here you can branch off to the major news sources,
I like Assoc. Press and Reuters:)

http://www.breakingnews.com/

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BreakingNews&src=hash

https://twitter.com/AP

https://twitter.com/Reuters

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Didn’t some of the AQIM fighters from Libya scamper off to Mali?

You know, the guys who got MANPADs from Khaddafi’s stockpiles that no one could find? Perhaps one of those just showed up.

ajacksonian on July 24, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Good Morning Hawk:)

Agence France-Presse @AFP · 23s

Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, then acquitted, arrives in Rome en route to the US http://u.afp.com/ekA

1h
Sudanese woman who was spared death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy http://t.co/QGsekDCNUP http://t.co/cDs4p2nScE – @BBCBreaking

https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/492221630941511680/photo/1

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:08 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Where do you find your information Canop? Do you have your own ticker?

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM

COL: I sent you a bunch of Linkys, hasn’t gone through yet,
meanwhile,…anything that moves, will be on this one.

Its the first tab, I open, when I get online, and
stays there till I sign off———–:)

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:12 AM

MSLSD is going with 144,….it was at 110 souls:

A Social Democrat ‏@BoilerUpSam 2m

MSNBC reports plane carrying 144 people has disappeared off of radar. #BreakingNews #Plane

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BreakingNews&src=hash

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:14 AM

From Matt Lee, a day ago:

https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 21h

Earth demands: “Enough of planes falling out of the sky – for whatever reason.”

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:16 AM

Correction,..not a DC-9:

An, MD-83

A company source told AFP that the missing aircraft was a DC-9, which can seat up to some 135 passengers, chartered from a Portuguese firm.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/24543097/air-algerie-loses-contact-with-plane-over-west-africa/

ReutersAerospaceNews @ReutersAero · 45s

Swiftair says missing plane operated by Air Algerie is an MD-83

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Instead, the voting rights advocacy puts Paul in a unique position moving forward. Increasingly, the Kentucky Republican seems to be pushing a libertarian brand of compassionate conservatism—without the big-government trappings of the Bush era.

Well if you are going to take that line, and believe that felons should be capable of deciding how to defend this NATION via the people they elect, then they MUST be able to legally acquire firearms to protect THEMSELVES, now, shouldn’t they?

If they are totally rehabilitated and you want all of their CIVIL rights restored to the point of the franchise, then that must, most assuredly, include the right to keep and bear arms. With such weighty decisions to cast a ballot there must be the ability to actually understand and decide on how best to defend oneself as they do go hand-in-hand, so that no one can threaten your franchise right by the use of intimidation or violence, so must you be able to utilize the right to self-defense to exercise it.

That, too, was a racial problem in many areas post-Civil War.

Maybe Sen. Paul should ask about THAT and think about what our civil rights recognitions actually ARE and why they are as they are. Otherwise you might be seeking to enfranchise those that have broken faith with the civil rights of their fellow citizens who have determined that their actions require certain restrictions so that they can no longer easily harm their fellow man, society and the Nation.

If you want to be seen as all believing that serving time is the equivalent of moral rehabilitation, and that those that come out are rehabilitated, then the recognition of rights doesn’t start with the civil right franchise, but the Natural Right to self-cognizant self-defense. How can you entrust someone with one without the other? And the Natural Right is primal and is the foundation for securing the civil right of franchise. The Natural Right allows the space for the civil right, and if you can’t trust the civil execution of the Natural Right then you are saying that an individual can’t be trusted with the civil execution of the franchise that is based upon it.

A lot of people have died with civil arms to establish the franchise. Do not belittle their memory by seeking mere political advantage if you do not want to recognize the source of where the franchise was won for the people.

ajacksonian on July 24, 2014 at 6:21 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 5:43 AM

they just reported a short blerb on fox about the plane…
laffs…you scooped em by at least 20 minutes…!!!
your the tops..

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:46 AM

g2m: Lol,..took me years to hone my news gathering skills.

But,…only when I sit in front of the screen, haha:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:23 AM

https://twitter.com/ReutersAero

Air Algerie ‘loses contact’ with flight, July 24, 2014
4m

Spain’s Swiftair says missing plane operated by Air Algerie is an MD-83 aircraft, which is a single-aisle commercial jet – @ReutersAero

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:24 AM

Air Algerie Jet Chartered by Spain’s Swiftair Vanishes From Radar
First published July 24th 2014, 5:48 am
***************************************

Air Algerie Flight AH5017 vanished from radar about 50 minutes after it took off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, according to the Algerian Press Service. The jet took off at 1:17 a.m. local time (9:17 p.m. ET on Wednesday) bound for Algiers, Algeria.

In a statement,

http://www.swiftair.com/corporativa/NOTA.pdf

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/air-algerie-jet-chartered-spains-swiftair-vanishes-radar-n163731

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:12 AM

It’s great that we have you to report this stuff. I don’t pay enough attention because of other issues.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 6:31 AM

https://twitter.com/APDiploWriter

Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · now

Ack. ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – #Algeria news agency: passenger plane disappears from radar on flight from #BurkinaFaso

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:34 AM

g2m: Lol,..took me years to hone my news gathering skills.

But,…only when I sit in front of the screen, haha:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:23 AM

I’m sure if we didn’t have computers you would be out there all over the place wearing a fedora with a sign on it that says “Press” and a notebook and pencil.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 6:35 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:12 AM

It’s great that we have you to report this stuff. I don’t pay enough attention because of other issues.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 6:31 AM

COL: I hear ya, well, crazy as it sounds, I like doing this
stuff—-:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:36 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:23 AM

I’m sure if we didn’t have computers you would be out there all over the place wearing a fedora with a sign on it that says “Press” and a notebook and pencil.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 6:35 AM

COL: Lol, ya, I leave the notepad and pencil to ED and AP,
after I flood the Tips Line————-:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:38 AM


https://twitter.com/AFP

Agence France-Presse @AFP · 27s

#UPDATE: Norway takes exceptional security measures after being informed of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” http://u.afp.com/ekP
====================

https://twitter.com/AP

The Associated Press @AP · 3s

Norway has information about terror threat from people with ties to Syria’s foreign fighters: http://apne.ws/WEU16A

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Say Boinking whats??:

https://twitter.com/i24news_EN

i24news_EN @i24news_EN · 3m

Poll: 85% of the West Bank pleased with #Hamas►►http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/38080-140724-poll-85-of-the-west-bank-is-pleased-with-hamas …
================================================

60% say Palestinians are winning the war;

93% diss Egypt’s role in the conflict;

64% support Hamas’ conditions

http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/38080-140724-poll-85-of-the-west-bank-is-pleased-with-hamas

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

AWRAD research and development center in Ramallah,

http://www.awrad.org/

Results of a West Bank only public opinion poll, and a specialized poll for opinion leaders focusing on the current war on Gaza.

Fieldwork for the Opinion Leader’s Poll: 19-22 July 2014

Highlights:
***********

http://www.awrad.org/page.php?id=7Q85u25lhDa9859017AxpQuv97LGx

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Morning y’all

cmsinaz on July 24, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Another day another mj story on hamas “victims”

cmsinaz on July 24, 2014 at 7:08 AM

canopfor, in amongst all the hand-wringing I found this:

Relative of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood’s victims on execution: ‘I don’t believe he was suffering. It sounded to me like was snoring’ – @cnnbrk

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:09 AM

This clown, didn’t make it into Israel:

The Times of Israel @TimesofIsrael · 4s

Live blog latest: Egypt foils suicide bombing near Kerem Shalom http://toi.sr/1pdxZRG#liveblog-entry-1034966

https://twitter.com/TimesofIsrael

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:15 AM

canopfor, in amongst all the hand-wringing I found this:

Relative of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood’s victims on execution: ‘I don’t believe he was suffering. It sounded to me like was snoring’ – @cnnbrk

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:09 AM

davidk:

Aaaaw,..it took a bit too long, and I heard he looked at the victims family, just before it started, and smiled, karma baby:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Air Algerie loses contact with flight, July 24, 2014
4m
Photo: Infrared satellite at the time contact was lost with Air Algerie flight AH5017 – @WxNick

https://twitter.com/WxNick/status/492249004198330369/photo/1

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Sahil Dutta ‏@sahildutta001 2m

#Breakingnews: Air Algerie flight AH5017 got crashed with 116 people on board.The plane model MD83 Airbus, violent weather and thunder

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Air Algerie loses contact with flight, July 24, 2014
4m
Photo: Infrared satellite at the time contact was lost with Air Algerie flight AH5017 – @WxNick

https://twitter.com/WxNick/status/492249004198330369/photo/1

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Tip: Don’t fly in the purple.

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

Morning y’all

cmsinaz on July 24, 2014 at 7:06 AM

csminaz: Good Morning, yups,..more moral lefty outrageys!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Tip: Don’t fly in the purple.

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

davidk: Man that must be a nasty very high thunderstorm:)

Good point!

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:25 AM

Canopfor. :)

cmsinaz on July 24, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Batman!: https://twitter.com/mattiasparacino/status/492268095335964673/photo/1

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:29 AM

davidk: Very cool:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Botched, but peaceful:

CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk · 9h

Ariz. Corrections Dept. says executed man was “snoring,” “did not grimace” or otherwise move during execution. http://cnn.it/1lxlBbe

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Strongly worded:

CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk · 14h

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for Gaza militants to stop placing rockets at schools. http://cnn.it/1rBYL9L

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Good Morning Patriots, Sockpuppets, and Trolls!

More Liberals are becoming jaded and disappointed with Obama, because all of his “hope and change”, has affected the pocketbooks of the entire nation, not just those of the “evil 1%”.

My take: Intolerant Liberals, “Squishy Conservatives”, a Divided Nation

kingsjester on July 24, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Possibly another plane problem:

Toronto,.Canada bound:

Retweeted by Matt Lee
Sarah Kendzior @sarahkendzior · 1m

August 1985 currently the deadliest month in commercial aviation history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_in_aviation#August … Looks like July 2014 may surpass it #AH5017

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Matt Lee @APDiploWriter · 1m

Let’s hope this is nothing. “@CP24: Plane w/unknown problem will make unplanned landing at Pearson Int’l Airport (Toronto) in next 20 mins.”

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:38 AM

LIVE:

CP24 @CP24 · 49s

WATCH LIVE: Plane with engine problems to land at Pearson International Airport http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=68596&binId=1.1127680&playlistPageNum=1

http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=68596&binId=1.1127680&playlistPageNum=1

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Looks okay!!

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:41 AM

Botched, but peaceful:

CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk · 9h

Ariz. Corrections Dept. says executed man was “snoring,” “did not grimace” or otherwise move during execution. http://cnn.it/1lxlBbe

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:33 AM

davidk: “Grimaced”,…..I’ll take the victims story tho,…..
of the smiling:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:43 AM

I’m sure if we didn’t have computers you would be out there all over the place wearing a fedora with a sign on it that says “Press” and a notebook and pencil.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 6:35 AM

He does that now…except no pants and two maple leafs instead. Our boy is cheeky eh.

Morning COL. Hope the doc visit goes well. Going to OZ? Oh I see going to Sidney and not Sydney.

On a good note. For the first time in my life I am not the first one out the door in the mornings. Oldest son is working part-time as a tennis instructor and asked for more hours. He now also works maintenance, which includes cleaning the public restrooms, and leaves at 0445. In the summer I leave at 0515. Strange, but fun to talk with my son at 0430 in the mornings.

Warmer here today—86F—still too darn cold with low humidity—66%. Water temps are a tad on the cooler side at 82F.

Time to check up on last nights’s QOTD (which is short for some reason) and try not to cause much trouble.

HonestLib on July 24, 2014 at 7:45 AM

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/07/24/One-Million-Strong-Gaza-March-Planned-For-Saturday

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:45 AM

davidk: (tongue-in-cheek),…more targets!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Petitio principii: http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/ap_2ae8b026b6c14e4b89c644b99157112b

davidk on July 24, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Interesting. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were human bones in there too.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 7:51 AM

What? Ok, even Variety Magazine had to notice Preznit O’Scandal’s cognitive disconnect. What surprised me wer the comments left by its readers. Wow.

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/president-obama-arrives-at-shonda-rhimes-home-for-fundraiser-1201267852/

Harbingeing on July 24, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Doc Holliday on July 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Saw a ‘Bama plate today and thought of you.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Oh dear. Please tell me the car was driving back to Alabama and not away. My word, another one may be escaping.

HonestLib on July 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM

davidk: The Purple:)

Air Algerie loses contact with flight, July 24, 2014
2m
Update: Burkina Faso transport minister says Air Algerie flight had asked to change route due to stormy conditions – @Reuters

canopfor on July 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM

What? Ok, even Variety Magazine had to notice Preznit O’Scandal’s cognitive disconnect. What surprised me wer the comments left by its readers. Wow.

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/president-obama-arrives-at-shonda-rhimes-home-for-fundraiser-1201267852/

Harbingeing on July 24, 2014 at 7:52 AM

That’s ok. He won’t see the comments and if he did he probably wouldn’t understand them.

crankyoldlady on July 24, 2014 at 7:58 AM

801 Live – Diamond Head

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

An axe as sax :) Weird. I like it {1,2}*.

*shorthand for OrderedPair :)

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 2:34 AM

My last song for the night. One of my all-time favorites that I’ve gotten stuck listening to for days and days … many times.

Roxy Music – Mother of Pearl

Good night all. I hope we wake up to a refreshing SCOTUS decision that gets this nation back on the path to sanity. *fingers crossed*

Axe, nice shorthand … though I am primordial and existed before sets :) My screename is far too long, really. People generally used to just call me “pop”.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Nite POP.

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 2:56 AM

‘nite, T-POP

jaime on June 21, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Night…POP.

4Grace on June 21, 2012 at 2:58 AM

… watching a nickname being born … lol

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 3:01 AM

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 8:23 AM

When you’re one of a handful-and you don’t drive-and there’s 2 mosques in your city…well it helps not to stand out.
annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2014 at 11:31 PM

I am known as a Kafir……not a Takfir cause I ain’t a follower of Islam. Some folks get the two confused. With that said, I have many Mulsim friends….some born and raised in England with Pakistani parents and many from the ME, with a few from Iran. I know Iran is a tad different. Most are Sunni and I have a few who are believers of Shia Eschatology (end times and the 12 Imam).

My experience has been fine. Maybe I am a fool, but I have no fear of Muslums in general. Have more about my Muslum experiences, but I feel they would not be understood or appreciated, thus I will bail on the subject.

Maybe you do have a reason to live in fear of Muslums in your area, and that saddens me.

HonestLib on July 24, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Axe on June 21, 2012 at 12:05 AM

I got my ‘start’ over @ Barking Moonbat Early Warning System. That’s where twerp came into being.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 21, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 8:49 AM

*wipes sentimental tear*

*deletes link*

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM

We don’t need a new name for it, we don’t want lip service and we won’t tolerate duplicity.

We want a government focused on its core responsibilities and answerable to its citizens.

Lonetown on July 24, 2014 at 8:54 AM

*wipes sentimental tear*

*deletes link*

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Tease!

HonestLib on July 24, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Maybe you do have a reason to live in fear of Muslums in your area, and that saddens me.

HonestLib on July 24, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Well, there is that little ‘jihad’ thingy…and 9/11/01…other than that, what is there to worry about?

bimmcorp on July 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

I manufacture scroll wheels and page down buttons for a living, and I just wanted to say thanks.

rogerb on July 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/07/09/will-utah-be-ground-zero-for-nationwide-gay-marriage/comment-page-3/#comment-8283736

^ This comment is epic. :)

Axe on July 24, 2014 at 9:32 AM

I bet you can see it next pass…
if it gets dark there by then,,
the setting sun will be on its backside..
and your on the coast …arnt you??..

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:09 AM

On the coast, but it seems the next good pass overhead here will Aug 2. (It’s difficult to see below 30° from the horizon unless I go to a large park or down by the river.)

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

cheers DC ,,,have a nice night..
thanks for the info..

going2mars on July 24, 2014 at 5:14 AM

Thanks. Have a good morning and thanks for the links.

DarkCurrent on July 24, 2014 at 9:45 AM

“I’m not buying it,” said Elliott Abrams

…says the obstucter of justice…

JohnGalt23 on July 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

“I’m not buying it,” said Elliott Abrams

…says the obstucter of justice…

JohnGalt23 on July 24, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Not sure what that has to do with his opinion. Bit of a non-sequitur cheap shot?

I’m not buying it either. I say Paul turns on Israel first chance and you’ll love it.

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Not sure what that has to do with his opinion. Bit of a non-sequitur cheap shot?

I’m not buying it either. I say Paul turns on Israel first chance and you’ll love it.

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

What’s that? Someone engages in criminal misconduct while in the pursuit of foreign policy, and it doesn’t color your opinion of their foreign policy thinking?

Jonathan Pollard for Sec State under President HD then…?

JohnGalt23 on July 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Well, there is that little ‘jihad’ thingy…and 9/11/01…other than that, what is there to worry about?

bimmcorp on July 24, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Sharia Law.

Here is the percentage increase/(decrease) of the major religions from 2000-2010 in the US….Islam 66.7%….LDS (Mormons) 45.5%…Evangelical Protestants 1.7%….Catholics (5%)…. Protestants (12.8%).

Fear is the weapon of evil. Ignorance is the weapon of the fool. I have only been here 6 months, and only posting for four; but I hope I have not presented myself as being a major idiot. I don’t mind being a minor idiot. It gives me the opportunity to park close to the doors at Wal-Mart.

I could post about Islam for days and I feel most would write me off a fool. Through a long hard life I have learned to identify the true enemy, study the enemy, respect but not fear the enemy, break bread with the enemy, and never demean the enemy in public.

Well, maybe I just read a lot of books and have stayed at a Holiday Inn. Chuckle!

Thanks for your response, hope all is well, and the only part of the post directed at you was the short answer of Sharia Law.

HonestLib on July 24, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Really great article from American Thinker about Cultural Marxism. It was written in 2007, but amazingly applicable to what we’re seeing today.

lineholder on July 24, 2014 at 2:47 PM

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

What’s that? Someone engages in criminal misconduct while in the pursuit of foreign policy, and it doesn’t color your opinion of their foreign policy thinking?

Jonathan Pollard for Sec State under President HD then…?

JohnGalt23 on July 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM

You added a non-sequitur to a non-sequitur. Was that because you agree Paul will turn his back on Israel and you’ll like it?

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 5:58 PM

PS, with friends like JohnGalt23 the GOP and Conservatives in general need no enemies.

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Oh, and Israel.

hawkdriver on July 24, 2014 at 6:03 PM

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